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to the debt ceiling debate to may 18. you have all of these self- imposed economic wounds. we should be dealing with them all at once in a comprehensive manner. if we cannot deal with it for a 10 year period, deal with it for the remainder of the fiscal year. that is what the house democratic alternative did. we would replace the sequester with the hotel -- with deficit reduction achieved over a longer amount of time. host: ray locker is the national security editor with "usa today ." he is here to talk to us about the sequestration's affect on defense spending. what exactly is sequestration? guest: it means mandatory budget cuts. they were part of a 2011 deal that congress and the white house agreed to. they were worried about raising the national debt ceiling, which is $16.4 trillion. republicans hoped to try to force a general deduction of overall spending. it came down to this deal where it was they would do a supercommittee that would come up with a deal by the end of 2011. they did not. if they did not reach a deal by the end of 2012, they would have mandatory budget cuts of $1
authority to operate, and then the republicans move them debt ceiling debate until may 18. you have these self-imposed economic wounds, and we really should be dealing with them all at at once in a comprehensive manner. if we cannot deal with it for 10 years, deal with it for the remainder of this fiscal year, and that is what the house democratic alternative did. we would replace with the -- sequester with deficit reduction achieved over a longer time. >> watch the entire interview sunday at 10:00 a.m. eastern and again later at 6:00 p.m. on c- span. now, douglas emmett dorf, director of the congressional budget office. this is just over one hour. >> thank you all for coming. i am the director of the congressional budget office. cbo just released its outlook for the federal budget and the economy over the next decade. i would like to tell you a little about it, and then my colleagues and i will be happy to take your questions. our analysis shows that the united states continues to face very large economic and budget challenges. under current law, we expect the unemployment rate wil
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